November 2013: A small group of family and friends in the local community begin collecting clothing and blankets out of concern for the plight of Syrian refugees as the cold winter months approach.
December 2013: As word gets out about the collection efforts, dozens of bags of donations begin to flood in. Subsequently, a warehouse is rented in Norristown, Pennsylvania to store and sort the donations.
March 2014: Narenj Tree Foundation becomes incorporated with the mission to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to refugees.
May 2014: Narenj Tree Foundation focuses collection efforts on non-perishable food items to alleviate hunger in refugee camps.
September 2014: With the overwhelming care and support of our dedicated volunteers and donors, Narenj Tree Foundation ships its 11th container of clothing, food and other needed essentials to Syrian refugees overseas.
December 2014- January 2015: Narenj Tree receives a huge response from medical suppliers and ships a 12th and 13th container largely full of medical equipment.
April 2015: With the support of the community, Narenj Tree raises money to purchase two clothing drop bins.
May 2015: The Syrian American Women’s Charitable Association donates over 10,000 undergarments for Syrian refugees.
June 2015: Narenj Tree ships the 17th container of in-kind donations and food to Syrian refugees.
July 2015: The fourth Narenj Tree Foundation clothing drop bin is placed.
September 2015: In conjunction with Watan USA, a container of much-needed medical supplies is shipped.
December 2015: Narenj Tree ships Containers #25 and # 26 with the combined effort of our supporters and tireless volunteers.
February 2016: Another container is sent in a cooperative endeavor between Narenj Tree and the Fairfax, VA community.
April 2016: Narenj Tree ships the 35th container of clothing, personal care items and other necessities as well as financial contributions to purchase food for the refugees’ Ramadan celebrations.
May 2016: Narenj Tree ships the 36th container of many items such household, clothing and personal supplies.
June 2016: Narenj Tree ships the 37th container with many volunteers and help from the community.
July 2016: 38th container was shipped from NY.
August 2016: Everyone came together for the 39th container. The community always gives back and helped with items and financial donations to ship the container.
August 2016: Another container for our August shipment. This made our 40th container.
September 2016: 41th container was sent.
November 2016: 42th, 43rd, and 44th container.
December 2016: 45th container.
January 2017: 46th and 47th container.
February 2017: 48th, 49th, and 50th container.
April 2017: 51th container.
May 2017: 52nd, 53rd, 54th and 55th container.
June 2017: 56th container.
July 2017: 57th container.
August 2017: 58th container.